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Luxury secluded villa, splendid views, pool, play area, games, cinema, big group

Mesão Frio, Portugal
  • Chateau / Country House11194 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms9
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Please note that we only rent the whole property - you will need to book 9 rooms

Casa do Monte is a beautifully-restored 18th century Portuguese manor house surrounded by sweeping valleys and stunning hills. Situated in the village of Teixeiró, near Mesão Frio in the heart of the Lower Corgo area of the Port Wine Route, it is ideally-located to explore the Douro valley and the centuries-old wine-making heritage.

The property is family-owned, and caters exclusively for large families or groups of friends who wish to spend holidays together with the option of getting away from everyone at times. Guests will find it just as easy to have fun together as to relax alone!

The house has nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms and exquisite reception rooms, and boasts central heating throughout. Additional beds and cots are also available.

Children and those more energetic adults can enjoy fun moments in the outdoor pool set in manicured lawns adjacent to the house. Outdoors you can also enjoy garden games such as croquet or Jenga. Or you can walk around the garden and appreciate the local flora, or simply sit on the patio or by the pool enjoying the views with a glass of wine. If you feel like a bit of a climb, go further afield into the orchards and pick your own seasonal fruit for dinner.

Prefer to be indoors? Play cards, darts or table football in our games room, or saunter off for a game of billiards in the room next door. There is even a projection room complete with cinema-style seating (and yes, you can bring your own popcorn!) to watch a movie! Or just take your well-deserved break sitting in one of our classically-decorated yet extremely comfortable living rooms.

Breakfast is included, so look forward to delicious freshly-baked bread, fragrant coffee and many other goodies! Lunch out on the patio overlooking the pool is usually very appealing. But when the time comes for dinner, you can enjoy dining in our luxuriously-appointed dining room, eating off Portuguese fine tableware. Or if you prefer less formal dining, sit outdoors “while still being indoors” in the inner courtyard. The property is often used by the owners for family gatherings or parties, so it is fully-equipped to handle large groups - you won't need to worry about running out of crockery! And if you fancy trying out some Portuguese traditional food we can have some delivered at an extra cost. Or perhaps you would like to completely remove the hassle of preparing meals by adding a live-in cook specializing in Portuguese cuisine, complete with a waiter to serve at table? Ask us for details on available options and costs.

A housemaid will make sure the property is immaculate for your use, and will tidy up your rooms when you are away or at your request. She is very discrete, but we will of course also understand if you prefer not to have anyone else around during your stay.


Carla Vasconcelos

Member Since 2011
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english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

We believe this property provides a unique opportunity for large families or groups of friends who wish to spend holidays together in a luxurious yet homely environment. We have restored and decorated the house for ourselves, and we come back to it at least twice every year. If, like us, you like to enjoy luxury without ostentation, to be close to nature without getting too much down to earth, to sightsee yet return every day to a small piece of paradise, Casa do Monte is for you .


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Bedroom 001
        1 double, An extra single bed can be added in this room
      • Bedroom 101
        1 double
      • Bedroom 102
        3 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 103
        1 double
      • Bedroom 104
        1 double, An extra single bed can be added in this room
      • Bedroom 105
        1 double
      • Bedroom 106
        1 double
      • Bedroom 107
        1 double
      • Bedroom 108
        1 double


        • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom visitors
        • Bathroom 001
          toilet, shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 101
          toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 102
          toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 104
          toilet, shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 105
          toilet, shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 106
          toilet, shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 107
          toilet, shower, bidet
        • Bedroom 102 and 103 share the same bathroom. Bedroom 107 and 108 share the same bathroom.

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Catering available


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                        The kitchen has a modern salamander wood stove.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heating is available throughout the main house.
                      • Internet
                        Free WiFi is available throughout the house and in the garden-area around the pool.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        The house has a treadmill.
                      • Living Room
                        The house has 4 independent living room areas.
                      • Parking
                        Parking within the property is available for up to 6 cars.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Both bathroom and swimming pool towels are provided.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            There are two coffee machines in the house, one for expresso coffee and another for filtered coffee.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            The house has all the necessary tableware for at least 20 people.
                          • Dishwasher
                            There are two dishwashers in the house.
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and has a table that can seat 10 people comfortably.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            The oven is very wide and can easily roast 4 chickens in a row. There's also an outside traditional wood-fired oven in which you can cook pizza or large pieces of meat.
                          • Pantry Items
                            The pantry has majority of the condiments you will need.
                          • Refrigerator
                            There are 3 refrigerators in the house and 2 big freezers.
                          • Stove
                            There are two hobs in the house.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The dining table can easily seat 14 people and another table can be added to seat an extra 6 people. The house has dinner sets, cutlery and glasses for at least 20 people.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 20 people


                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Books
                                    The house has a library with books in Portuguese, English and some in French and Spanish.
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    The house has a games room with a card table, a table football set, and an electronic darts board. Board games are also available.
                                  • Games
                                    The house has garden games and also some indoor party games for adults and children.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    The house has a playroom with toys suited for children. Adult supervision is required, as some toys are not suitable for young children.
                                  • Video Games


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                        The house has 2 bicycles for small children with the support wheels and has 1 bicycle for older children up to 12 years old. The house also has 2 child scooters.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The house has an outdoor terrace that can be used for outdoor dining.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        The house has a charcoal barbecue in the garden.
                                      • Porch / Veranda


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            The garden and pool are wheelchair accessible, but there are 4 steps to the living areas.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                              • Private Pool


                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • churches
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            8 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Incredible villa, excellent facilities, beautiful views and setting..

                                                            James P.

                                                            Mesao Frio is such a beautiful place. We were all very taken with everything, from the building, the setting, the surroundings, the facilities and the hospitality, i dont think we could have asked for anything more. it was a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday and certainly very memorable.. Only an hour away from Porto and a beautiful drive especially the last 20 minutes or so, stunning scenery. As it's a family home it's incredibly well equipped with lots of fridge space for food and drink, a dining room with plenty of room to comfortably sit 20 people. Things like the kids playroom, games room were all great hidden bonuses too. Amazing views across the valley from the pool. We were very sad to leave and would love to return one day..

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your very positive review - we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Casa do Monte, and hope to see you again soon!

                                                            Wonderful place in the heart of Douro region

                                                            Luis G.

                                                            Fantastic place for a family or for a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion or just to rest during a few days.

                                                            The landscape is a must and the space surrounding/inside the house is great to have fun or just to do nothing else than sunbathing, contemplate the nature, “discover” old techniques to produce olive oil with a complete set of machinery “ready to run”.

                                                            The house is very well equipped in terms of comfort and diversion - two pianos, cinema room with real cinema chairs and a giant screen (!), Jacuzzi, foosball, snooker table, running machine, social games, … and of course, the pool outside. The party near the pool was amazing!

                                                            House decor is tasteful and makes it a very welcoming space.

                                                            Very clean inside and outside.

                                                            I do recommend!

                                                            Ferias espetaculares

                                                            João L.

                                                            Que casa espetacular!!! Ambiente envolvente ideal para fugir ao corropio do dia a dia. Passamos dias em família que dificilmente iremos esquecer, são tantas as diversões( piscina, snooker, jacuzzi ...) que não sentimos necessidade de sair, que dias bem preenchidos!!!

                                                            Perfect for a week-long getaway!

                                                            Daniel C.

                                                            This house has it all! My friends and I (35yo+) were all looking for a place to spend a week in the North of Portugal when we came across this gem. Words can’t describe it and the pictures don’t do it enough justice. As soon as we got there (about an hour away from Porto airport), we were blown away. The sheer size of the house is impressive, but once you walk into the main garden, you are taken aback. The swimming pool and the view are incredible.

                                                            Once inside - and after many jokes about getting lost in the house - we settled in. Every room had its own ensuite bathroom. After some looking around we found the house’s sound system, which incredibly played everywhere around the house - even the bedrooms if you want it to!

                                                            But the Casa do Monte’s cherry on top is the cinema room. As we were planning to stay most of the time in the house, the guys decided they’d bring along a PS4 for us to play at night. And what a great idea that was!

                                                            Our time here was mostly split between lazing around the pool, which has an amazing poolside bar (not shown in pictures) with yet another great sound system, cooking massive meals to stuff ourselves before relaxing in the jacuzzi, and watching films and playing playstation in the cinema. Oh, there’s also a pool table, darts and foosball, so the fun was never-ending.

                                                            I must say, we had the time of our lives - exactly what we were looking for. 10/10! Thank you!

                                                            p.s. there are great picnic spots in the hills around. Look for a barbecue spot near Mafomodes, you’ll love it!

                                                            Férias espectaculares.

                                                            Sónia D.

                                                            Excelente. Um espaço perfeito para férias em família. A casa tem tudo o que é preciso para se passar uns dias de relax. Super bem equipada. Não faltou nada. Tudo pensado ao pormenor, desde os electrodomésticos até às toalhas de piscina bordadas, passando pelo quarto dos brinquedos, a sala de cinema e o jacuzi. Áreas espaçosas e com requinte, quartos grandes com casas de banho totalmente equipadas. Espaços de lazer encantadores como o recanto exterior ao centro da casa, a sala do piano, a biblioteca e até a capelinha. Não faltou mesmo nada. Todos os anos fazemos férias em família (cerca de 24 pessoas) e este foi o melhor sítio de sempre. Paisagem lindíssima. Sossego total. 5 estrelas.

                                                            Retiro espetacular para uns dias em família

                                                            Paula L.

                                                            Foram cinco dias simplesmente inesquecíveis na Casa do Monte!!!😎 A calma que nos transmite faz com que tenhamos a sensação de que o tempo parou e a agitação da grande cidade está a milhares de Kms! É o sítio ideal para "desligar" de todas as preocupações e passar momentos incríveis em família. E acreditem que a diversão é garantida para todas as idades! A piscina com uma vista deslumbrante para o vale, as instalações confortáveis e acolhedoras, a mesa de snooker, o pátio interior que convida à leitura de um bom livro... E foi fantástico jogar crocket pela primeira vez! 🎉 É muito bom ter a oportunidade de desfrutar de um lugar assim! Se vou voltar? Sem dúvida! Por mim fazia já as malas!!!

                                                            Muito obrigada aos proprietários pela experiência que me (nos) proporcionaram!!!

                                                            Paula Martins, Algarve


                                                            Mesão Frio, Portugal

                                                            Casa do Monte is situated in the village of Teixeiró, near Mesão Frio in the heart of the Lower Corgo area of the Port Wine Route. It is ideally-located to explore the Douro valley and the centuries-old wine-making heritage.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            8 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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